Professor Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton School distinguished chair in International Business and director of the Center for International Business Advancement — was covered several times recently about her research on international business and strategy.

  • A Radio Free Asia documentary (U.S. government) featuring Haley won the Silver Telly award. It was also seen at the US Global Media’s Press Freedom Film Festival in June. The documentary,  entitled “Caught in the Crossfires,” is available in both Mandarin and English and available here.
  • In early June, Bloomberg News approached Haley for her views on whether food-distribution companies could survive internationally.
  • In June, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) also approached Haley about rising gas prices.

Dr. Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton School distinguished chair in International Business and director of the Center for International Business Advancement — was covered in early June by Bloomberg News and AARP on her expertise in international strategy and international business.

Dr. Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton School distinguished chair in International Business and director of the Center for International Business Advancement —received several awards and honors in May.

  • First, Haley participated during three days at the National Security Forum at Montgomery, Alabama. Haley participated in the Grand Strategy seminar, a competitive seminar open to military and government leaders. Other distinguished civilian participants attending the seminar included a senator, a federal bank reserve head and a senior businessperson. Haley was brought in for her expertise on China, India, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Russia.
  • Second, Haley and her co-authors won the Tudor Rickards & Susan Moger Award for the Best Paper of 2021 in Creativity and Innovation Management, a peer-reviewed journal. The paper is entitled Practices of creative leadership: A qualitative meta-analysis in haute cuisine.”
  • Finally, Haley was honored by the Wichita Business Journal as a Women who Leads in Education honoree.
Group photo of dental hygiene students at the advancement ceremony.

Congratulations to the Dental Hygiene Class of 2022 for achieving a 100% pass rate on their written and clinical licensure examinations. Both exams are required for licensure. Good luck to all the graduates in their careers as dental hygienists.

Suzanne Hawley, Department of Public Health professor, has been appointed as the first Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) faculty fellow. Hawley has supported the efforts of CAPS through numerous works, including an evaluation of the Mental Wellness in the Classroom Cards and the submission of a manuscript for publication investigating the effectiveness of the #WeSupportU: Preventing Suicide Training.  

Her expertise in public-based mental health and evaluation is an asset to the department in its efforts to promote mental wellness, prevent suicide, substance abuse, and sexual violence on campus and in the surrounding community. 

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Wichita State and WSU Tech students recently participated in the National Cyber League (NCL) and NSA Cyber Exercise (NCX) for spring 2022. The students are also members of the WSU Linux Users (WuLug) computer science and engineering club. The students included the following:

  • Garrett Wahlstedt, WuLug president and engineering junior
  •  Declan Dsouza, WuLug treasurer and engineering senior
  • Joshua Brenner, engineering junior
  • Joseph Sekavec, liberal arts and sciences senior
  • Colby Duke, engineering senior
  • Cameron Smith, engineering senior
  • Phong Vo, engineering senior
  • Dallas Stroud, engineering senior
  • Nick Ridpath, engineering senior

The group competed against 3,600 teams around the country in jeopardy-style challenges at the NCL. The topics included the following: open-source intelligence, network traffic, log analysis, password cracking, scanning, and reconnaissance, reverse engineering, programming, and web app exploitation. WuLug members have participated in seven competitions in the past.

Some of their top scores include fourth place in open-source intelligence and 36th in cryptography. NCX is designed to be more difficult than the NCL and is an invite-only set of challenges; Garrett said he feels like they’ve done well, especially in the Cyber Combat Exercise which was an attack and defend type. There will be more NCX results available in the future.

Dr. Ross Gruetzemacher, assistant professor of business analytics at the Barton School of Business, was featured in the Harvard Business Review. In the article, Gruetzemacher discusses the potential for natural language processing to transform many traditional roles in organizations during the current decade.

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Dr. Abigail Devereaux, research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth (ISEG) and assistant professor of economics in the Barton School of Business, and Dr. Roger Koppl, professor of finance at Syracuse University, recently published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal May 2. The op-ed is about the potential dangers of the Department of Homeland Security’s newly formed Disinformation Governance Board.

USA Today recently interviewed Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton distinguished chair in International Business and director of the Center for International Business Advancement about Russian oligarchs and their children.

Oligarchs in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle condemn Western countries while sending their children to live in those nations. Why? Read Haley’s views in this in-depth analysis of oligarch families in Russia.

Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton distinguished chair in International Business and professor of management recently gave an interview to Newsmax about the issue of China’s hoarding of food, and the ramifications for national security. She informed Newsmax that China’s stockpiling of food stemmed from various political and historical factors and that China was not solely or even mainly responsible for the current spike in food prices in the United States.